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... and how his career as a hotel-keeper was to be brought to an end. This
demoralized state accounted for what Davidson had observed on his last visit to
the Schom'berg establishment, some two months after Heyst's secret departure
with the ...
... but I don't know a man that can stand up to him on the square. Have you ever
seen a cat play with a mouse? It's a pretty sight.” Ricardo, with his voluptuously
gleaming eyes and the coy expression, looked so much like a cat that Schom
“Schom ” Heyst choked on the word. “What's the matter, Mr. Heyst?” - “Nothing.
Nausea,” Heyst said resignedly. He, resumed his former attitude of meditative
indifference.' “What is this reckoning you are talking about?” he asked after a time
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review